19 Jan 2015 | Events

GRUR event: "You downloaded it, you sell it" in Berlin with Prof J. B. Nordemann.

The German Association for Industrial Property Rights and Copyright (GRUR) will on 19 January 2015 focus on the issue "You downloaded it, you sell it - exhaustion in copyright also for copies downloaded online?" within the framework of its event with panel discussion in Berlin. Background is the basic principle in copyright law: "You own it, you distribute it". This means: The right of distribution is exhausted for the EU and the euro zone if a copy is put into circulation with the consent from the rightholder. In the field of software, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) held in the "UsedSoft" decision in 2012 that this applied under certain conditions also for copies downloaded online. Accordingly, the term online exhaustion is often used. The event will focus on whether the decision can also be applied to films, music and eBooks. This question is discussed by participants at this GRUR event - Prof Jan B. Nordemann, Louise Begnall and Dr Till Kreuzer. BOEHMERT & BOEHMERT partner Prof. Dr. Jan B. Nordemann will in his function of Chairman of the AIPPI Standing Comittee Copyright report on the results of a survey of around 40 AlPPI country groups on "Q240 - Exhaustion lssues in Copyright Law". The event will begin at 6p.m. and will take place at the German Patent and Trademark Office, Gitschiner Str. 97, in 10696 Berlin